Puck’s Plan to Rid the Country of Two Embarrassments
Give Grant the Surplus, and Let Him Spend It on a Little Court of His Own
by Bernhard Gillam (1884)
The LOC says:
Illustration shows Ulysses S. Grant as a king sitting on a throne, surrounded by his courtiers, identified as Rev. J.P. Newman, Henry Ward Beecher, Roscoe Conkling, Jay Gould, George W. Childs, William Belknap, G. Jones, Senator John P. Jones, Simon Cameron, James Donald Cameron, James D. Fish, John A. Logan, T.C. Platt, George M. Robeson, [and] Joseph W. Keifer".
Lazy Curator™ sez: Conkling looks a little puffy here. Off-model, or some kind of commentary?
Needless to say, Gilliam hits another one out of the park. Is there any artwork this man produced that wasn’t amazing?